Friday, November 27, 2009

Yellow Rice

Yellow rice?? have u ever heard about this name..may be, but this dish got this name from my lil one who used to name lemon rice as 'RIZ Jaune' in french which means Yellow rice...I hate trashing foods and i tried this rice before few days back since some leftover rice were sitting in my fridge, i dont want to serve those left over rice just with some gravies, to give them a second life i tried out adding few spice powder and frozen green peas to give them a beautiful aspect..I was quite anxious about this culinary experience but for my surprise this rice tastes too delicious..u doesnt need to chop anything, grind anything..This quick and simple rice can suits very prefect for lunch box menu and my H carried this rice for his lunch with some spicy potato masala..As this rice is prepared with mild spices this dish can be served very well to even small kids with more veggies like carrots, cabbages or french beans..Even a bachelor can prepare this dish easily within few minutes...This was my first trial and gonna try this same preparation with many variations.



2cups Leftover rice
2nos Bayleaves
1no Cinnamon stick
2nos Cloves
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/4tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2cup Frozen green peas
Salt
Oil

Heat enough oil and fry the bayleaves, cinnamon stick and cloves until they turns brown, add immediately the frozen green peas and turmeric powder with salt, cook until the peas shrinks a bit..add immediately the garam masala powder, pepper powder,red chilly powder, saute everything gently in simmer flame with lid closed...after few minutes add the left over rice and toss gently well until the rice get mixed well with the spices..put off the stove..can garnish with chopped coriander leaves, but its completely optional..

Serve hot with any spicy side dish!

25 comments:

  1. Thats a delicious way to use up left over rice with minimum work.

    Looks very tempting with the color combo of yellow and green.

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  2. I too make it the same way but with freshly cooked rice

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  3. your little one has remembered the taste of this yummy rice,that's why he/she recalled the name as " riz jaune", c'est trop mignon :)

    that's a comfort food, nice creation with very little no-fuss ingredients and quick to make too!! will be nice with ooorka too:)

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  4. Pretty and delicious yellow rice...

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  5. Nice way of recycling left over rice. RIZ jaune looks delicious !

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  6. Excelent way to use left over rice, in our place there never seem to be left over rice.

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  7. Nice idea to use left over rice, looks delicious.

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  8. ya we always make this with the left over rice..its called phodni bhaat or chitranna..Im sure lot of kids call it as yellow rice...even we did..

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  9. my mom prepares something similar when I travel in trains.

    mm... I still remember its taste with curd and a coconut chammandi(gada chutney)

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  10. My neighbor aunt makes this,simply delicious!!

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  11. interesting idea, dear...looks yummy!

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  12. Nothing can beat simple dishes like these..great.

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  13. good usage of the left over rice. Yellow rice I think all kids name the Lemon rice in the same way.

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  14. Delicious rice and nice name.Perfect to pack for lunch. I try the same but with some onions :)

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  15. A comfort food..simple and yummy :-)

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  16. simple and comforting! i make this too

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  17. Still my son refers to yellow, brown, red, ...Very pretty rice!

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  18. Oh yes... more than the name.. the color is referred too for food..
    I still call chutneys.. Green color , red color.. instead of coriander n dates chutney :)

    nice way of cooking up left over rice..

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  19. மஞ்சள் சாதத்தில் மசாலா சேர்த்து தாளித்திருப்பது சூப்பர்.மஞ்சள்+பச்சை கலர் காம்பினேஷன் நல்லாயிருக்கு...

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  20. Yellow rice looks delicious!!!great idea to use the leftover rice.

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